60 days in Australia Itinerary

60 days in Australia Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Australia journey maker

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Cairns
— 5 nights
Drive
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Port Douglas
— 7 nights
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Fly to Hervey Bay, Ferry to Kingfisher Bay, Fraser Island, Drive to Fraser Island
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Fraser Island
— 6 nights
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Drive to Kingfisher Bay, Fraser Island, Ferry to River Heads, Fly to Brisbane
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Brisbane
— 6 nights
Fly
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Lord Howe Island
— 2 nights
Fly
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Sydney
— 7 nights
Drive
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Katoomba
— 7 nights
Train to Sydney, Fly to Melbourne
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Melbourne
— 7 nights
Fly
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Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 4 nights
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Perth
— 7 nights
Fly to London Heathrow, Train to Manchester

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Cairns

— 5 nights

The Gateway to the Great Barrier Reef

A neat, cosmopolitan city of shaded plazas and laid-back neighborhoods, Cairns serves as a popular base for exploration of the surrounding region and the Great Barrier Reef, as well as a center for watersport activities like surfing or waterskiing.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Cairns: Palm Cove (Palm Cove Beach & Spas). Spend the 3rd (Wed) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Spend the 4th (Thu) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. Next up on the itinerary: trek along Esplanade Boardwalk, let little ones run wild at Muddy's Playground, take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour, and admire the natural beauty at Botanical Gardens.

To find reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Cairns trip itinerary maker website.

Manchester, UK to Cairns is an approximately 23.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 10 hours traveling from Manchester to Cairns. Prepare for warmer weather when traveling from Manchester in March: high temperatures in Cairns hover around 36°C and lows are around 27°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Parks

Side Trips

Port Douglas

— 7 nights
A holiday in Port Douglas balances an activity-filled getaway with plenty of opportunities to relax, thanks to its proximity to the Great Barrier Reef and bustling beach life.
Get out of town with these interesting Port Douglas side-trips: Cape Tribulation (Daintree National Park, Dubuji Boardwalk, &more). The adventure continues: discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, identify plant and animal life at Opal Reef, play a few rounds at Palmer Sea Reef Golf Course and Restaurant, and explore the galleries of Ngarru Gallery.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, use the Port Douglas visit planner.

Traveling by car from Cairns to Port Douglas takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. In March, daytime highs in Port Douglas are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 27°C. You will have some time to spend on the 14th (Sun) before leaving for Fraser Island.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Wildlife · Parks · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trips

Fraser Island

— 6 nights
Fraser Island is known for nature, wildlife, and beaches. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the activities along Lake Birrabeen, tour the pleasant surroundings at Indian Head, see exotic creatures in open habitats at Australian Sunset Safaris Day Tours, and step off the mainland to explore Waddy Point.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, read Fraser Island trip planner.

You can do a combination of flight, ferry, and car from Port Douglas to Fraser Island in 11.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, train, car, and ferry; or do a combination of bus, car, and ferry. Traveling from Port Douglas in March, plan for little chillier nights in Fraser Island, with lows around 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Brisbane.

Things to do in Fraser Island

Nature · Parks · Outdoors · Beaches

Brisbane

— 6 nights

Australia's New World City

Queensland’s biggest town and state capital, Brisbane has an attractive, manicured image based around its riverside aesthetic as well as the contrast between its high-rise center and extensive urban greenery.
Venture out of the city with trips to Sea World Theme Park (in Main Beach), Caloundra Lighthouses (in Kings Beach) and Kings Beach (in Caloundra). And it doesn't end there: stroll around South Bank Parklands, take in nature's colorful creations at Brisbane Botanic Gardens Mt. Coot-tha, get great views at Mount Coot-Tha Summit Lookout, and look for all kinds of wild species at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary.

To find traveler tips, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Brisbane trip builder site.

You can do a combination of car, ferry, and flight from Fraser Island to Brisbane in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of car, ferry, and train. In March in Brisbane, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 23°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Lord Howe Island.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks · Museums · Zoos & Aquariums · Theme Parks

Side Trips

Lord Howe Island

— 2 nights
Bursting out of the Tasman Sea, Lord Howe Island offers stunning scenery and many sandy beaches.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Sat): examine the collection at Lord Howe Island Museum, enjoy the sand and surf at Lagoon Beach, then kick back and relax at Ned's Beach, and finally see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Here are some ideas for day two: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mt Gower, then play a few rounds at Lord Howe Island Golf Club, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Lord Howe Island Walking Trails.

To see photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Lord Howe Island road trip site.

Traveling by flight from Brisbane to Lord Howe Island takes 4 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Brisbane to Lord Howe Island is 0.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sun) early enough to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Lord Howe Island

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Golf

Sydney

— 7 nights

The Harbour City

Lent iconic status as a result of its famous bridge and opera house, Sydney has a down-to-earth charm that enhances its spectacular setting and functional efficiency.
Take a break from Sydney with a short trip to Shelly Beach in Manly, about 36 minutes away. There's much more to do: catch a live performance at Sydney Opera House, tour the pleasant surroundings at Manly Beach, trek along Bondi to Coogee Walk, and wander the streets of Darling Harbour.

To find photos, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Sydney journey planner.

Fly from Lord Howe Island to Sydney in 3.5 hours. The time zone changes from Lord Howe Standard Time to Australian Eastern Standard Time, which is usually a -0.5 hour difference. In March in Sydney, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 22°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sun) early enough to drive to Katoomba.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks · Outdoors · Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Katoomba

— 7 nights
Located off of the Great Western Highway, Katoomba is the main hub of the City of Blue Mountains.
Explore Katoomba's surroundings by going to Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum (in Faulconbridge) and Lennox Bridge (in Blaxland). And it doesn't end there: explore and take pictures at Wentworth Falls Lookout, take some stellar pictures from Pulpit Rock Lookout, trek along The Giant Stairway, and take a memorable tour with Tours.

To find reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Katoomba trip itinerary builder website.

Drive from Sydney to Katoomba in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Sydney in April, expect a bit cooler with lows of 14°C in Katoomba. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Katoomba

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

Side Trips

Melbourne

— 7 nights

Australia's Garden City

The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Dedicate the 14th (Wed) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. On the 17th (Sat), give your taste buds a day to remember with a local gastronomic tour. Next up on the itinerary: take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens, appreciate the history behind Shrine of Remembrance, steep yourself in history at Old Melbourne Gaol, and admire all the interesting features of Fitzroy Gardens.

To find maps, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Melbourne day trip planner.

Getting from Katoomba to Melbourne by combination of train and flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. Traveling from Katoomba in April, expect nights in Melbourne to be about the same, around 11°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Melbourne

Tours · Museums · Wineries · Parks

Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

— 4 nights
Please note that visitors are no longer allowed to trek up Uluru.

Located right in the center of Australia, the national park boasts perhaps the country's most iconic natural symbol and a sacred place for the region's indigenous people--as well as Kata Tjuta, a collection of 36 red rocks forming an equally distinctive sight.
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park is known for nature, museums, and outdoors. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: make a trip to Uluru, explore the activities along Mutitjulu Waterhole, take in the pleasant sights at Lungkata Walk, and take in the dramatic natural features at Walpa Gorge.

To see maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park travel planner.

You can fly from Melbourne to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. The time zone difference moving from Australian Eastern Standard Time to Australian Central Standard Time is minus 0.5 hours. Traveling from Melbourne in April, things will get somewhat warmer in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park: highs are around 34°C and lows about 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 22nd (Thu) to allow time for travel to Perth.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Parks · Nature · Museums · Trails

Perth

— 7 nights

City of Light

A modern metropolis of glassy skyscrapers, waterside boulevards, and lush residential neighborhoods, Perth sits on the edge of the Swan Coastal Plain.
Explore Perth's surroundings by going to Top Gun Tours (in West Swan), Hot Shots Shooting (in Whiteman) and Fremantle Prison (in Fremantle). There's much more to do: stroll around Kings Park and Botanic Garden, enjoy the sand and surf at Scarborough Beach, contemplate the waterfront views at Swan River, and contemplate the long history of The Perth Mint.

To find out how to plan a trip to Perth, use our trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by flight from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Perth takes 11.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Perth is minus 1.5 hours. In April, daytime highs in Perth are 31°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Perth

Parks · Breweries & Distilleries · Wineries · Tours

Side Trips

Australia travel guide

4.7
Beaches · Gardens · Wildlife Areas
Australia is a country of breathtaking beauty and unforgettable adventure. From coast to coast you’ll find ancient rainforests, towering cities, stunning outback landscapes and white sand beaches. It’s not only the scenery that varies here, but also the lifestyle. Lay back and relax within a coastal paradise, explore the bustling laneways of a lively metropolis, or feed your sense of adventure in the most remote and remarkable pockets of the country. Whether you’re connecting with Aboriginal culture, tasting seafood straight from the ocean, or diving with gentle whale sharks, you’ll discover why there’s nothing like Australia.